Weekly Update 6-10-2008

Posted June 10th, 2008

This week at the Hostel we had a startling number of arrivals – of baby chicks! Apparently the chickens have been hiding eggs under the domes and out in the woods. First, earlier in the week, we discovered that we had nine cute little peepers hanging out with two different mamas, a Rhode Island Red, and a Milleflora. Some of them were picked off by predators, and we gave the rest to a guest and her daughter, along with one of the mamas. (Thanks Gracie.) Then over the weekend, another thirteen chicks appeared under the wing of our mama chicken Shadow! We’ve done some work to track down their secret nests to eliminate further surprises, but we’ve still got plenty of chicks to give away, along with some mama chickens. Come help yourself if you can provide a loving home and would like to invest in egg futures.

We have also seen some serious blueberry harvesting as the first round ripens on the bushes. We’re getting close to a gallon a day, and Trey and Peaches have been cooking up plenty of blueberry pie and blueberry cobbler. Some we’re stockpiling to make some Hostel blueberry wine – workshop announcement to come, as soon as we perfect the process.

Thanks to all who have been bringing us organic fair trade coffee and donating to the cause! We feel much better supporting these farmers and organizations, and appreciate your support as well. Keep it flowing and so will we. This weekend also saw a board of directors and staff meeting over Sunday brunch, to laugh, hang out, and discuss the possibility of a Hostel internet radio station. We’re looking into sharing our live kitchen mixes with you, as well as investigating podcasts and ways to broadcast the night sounds of the forest.

Thanks for all the love, support and dynamic energy y’all bring to the Hostel.

May The Forest Be With You…

The Hostel Staff